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of the sequestration cuts ordered b congress. the f.a.a. says safety will not be compromised but there will be delays and today is the first big test as it is the first business day of the cuts. air traffic controllers hope that pressure from the public will stop the furloughs. this is going to be impactful and we agree there should be another way to accomplish this. airlines are not happy about this, either, and they say the passengers should tell the f.a.a. they don't like this and find other ways to cut. the f scheduled to last through the end of september. >> the ground staff of the german airlines have walked off the we job forcing germany's biggest carrier to cancel the majority of flights. some united passengers to germany may be booked on a different flight so check your ticket and the airline. >> oak police are searching for the down man involved in an attempted robbery in an upscale neighborhood on saturday night. the shooter tried to problem a man walking down the street but shot him and not taking anything. the victim was taken to the hospital and is stable condition. the shooter ran off.
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
because the faa is being forced to furlough thousands of air traffic controllers. abc's matt gutman has more from miami. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the delays are already piling up. new york area airports reporting delays of over an hour. l.a.x. over three hours overnight. this is just the start. the faa now warning that as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day.the sequestrac across-the-board budgets cuts across-the-board budgets cuts are forcing furloughs. fewer planes in the air translates into delays. about 5,000 planes in the air at a given time and fewer eyes in the tower, the faa is slowing air traffic for safety. planes could both be prevented from landing and taking off. those inevitable delays could cost travelers more than just their time. >> airlines may have to cut flights. that will drive up ticket prices. demand will be high. >> reporter: the only antidote? said senator chuck schumer. >> we need democrats and republicans to meet in the middle and end the sequestration that causes the problems. >> reporter: analysts said there's not much